Buhari in Japan for 7th Tokyo International Conference

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President Muhammadu Buhari is in Japan for the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).

The President who left Nigeria on Sunday, August 25, is also expected to attend a State Banquet and honour the invitation of Emperor Naruhito to a Tea reception at the Imperial Palace.

The conference scheduled for Wednesday 28 and Friday 30 has as its theme ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’.

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The conference will focus on Africa’s “economic transformation and improvements in business environment and institution through private investment and innovation; promotion of resilient and sustainable African society for human security; and peace and stability in support of Africa’s domestic proactive efforts.”

Other features of the President’s visit to Japan are a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and a meeting with Chief Executive Officers of some Japanese companies with huge investments in Nigeria.